• April 9, 2014 - Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Released - Solar Thermal has got the great government funding through the Domestic RHI which it deserves! Solartwin Solar Thermal panels have just become not only a cost cutting and very green option to heat your water but now you will receive additional... More →
  • November 6, 2013 - Notice to Solartwin customers - Letter's from Stenfield & Co - A number of Solar Twin Ltd customers have been in touch this week to query a letter they have received from legal firm Stenfield & Co. - The content relates to Solar Twin Ltd's liquidation, and claims that customers "undoubtedly paid more than... More →
  • July 12, 2013 - Renewable Heat Incentive Updated - Solar Thermal to have Heavy Support - The Government have today released the Renewable Heat Incentive: The first step to transforming the way we heat our homes. If you are looking to buy a SolarTwin System contact Genfit. "the scheme will be open to anyone in these groups who installed... More →
  • May 27, 2013 - DECC announce they are doubling the RHPP grant for solar thermal from £300 to £600 - Solar Thermal Panels Receive Huge Renewable Heat Premium Payment - Solar Thermal has received a huge boost, it's a great time to buy a Solartwin Product. - Greg Barker tweeted about the scheme - - Big uplift for #RHPP Vouchers to put a shot in the... More →
  • February 14, 2013 - Solartwin DIY reviews - SolarTwin Reviews from Reviewcentre - "Review Centre is a community of real people, just like you, sharing their product and service experiences. - Our community of reviewers are a passionate bunch who want to help you discover what's right for... More →
  • January 17, 2013 - Crackdown on aggresive solar selling - YouGen, a leading consumer body serving the renewable and energy efficiency sectors, is calling for a change in the law after a review by the Office of Fair Trading revealed unscrupulous selling tactics by solar and other energy efficiency... More →

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Released

April 9, 2014

Solar Thermal has got the great government funding through the Domestic RHI which it deserves! Solartwin Solar Thermal panels have just become not only a cost cutting and very green option to heat your water but now you will receive additional funding too! The Domestic RHI rates – Released April 2014 Ofgem have produced a […]

Notice to Solartwin customers – Letter’s from Stenfield & Co

November 6, 2013

A number of Solar Twin Ltd customers have been in touch this week to query a letter they have received from legal firm Stenfield & Co. The content relates to Solar Twin Ltd’s liquidation, and claims that customers “undoubtedly paid more than you should have and it is highly likely that you will have been […]

Renewable Heat Incentive Updated – Solar Thermal to have Heavy Support

July 12, 2013

The Government have today released the Renewable Heat Incentive: The first step to transforming the way we heat our homes. If you are looking to buy a SolarTwin System contact Genfit. “the scheme will be open to anyone in these groups who installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009” so if you have a […]

DECC announce they are doubling the RHPP grant for solar thermal from £300 to £600

May 27, 2013

Solar Thermal Panels Receive Huge Renewable Heat Premium Payment Solar Thermal has received a huge boost, it’s a great time to buy a Solartwin Product. Greg Barker tweeted about the scheme – Big uplift for #RHPP Vouchers to put a shot in the arm of the market ahead of full Domestic #RHI tinyurl.com/ktxz3o2 — Greg […]

Solartwin DIY reviews

February 14, 2013

SolarTwin Reviews from Reviewcentre “Review Centre is a community of real people, just like you, sharing their product and service experiences. Our community of reviewers are a passionate bunch who want to help you discover what’s right for you.” (Review Centre) We are well rated on review centre, this shows the excellent product quality of […]

Crackdown on aggresive solar selling

January 17, 2013

YouGen, a leading consumer body serving the renewable and energy efficiency sectors, is calling for a change in the law after a review by the Office of Fair Trading revealed unscrupulous selling tactics by solar and other energy efficiency companies. The organisation wants to see an end to doorstep selling by solar companies and a […]

Cameron appoints Stephen Lovegrove as new head of DECC

January 8, 2013

Stephen Lovegrove is named as the new head of the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC), after David Cameron controversially intervened in the appointment process. Lovegrove supercedes the candidacy of the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), David Kennedy, who had been endorsed by an interview panel of senior civil servants […]

DECC updates Renewables Roadmap to include solar

January 2, 2013

The government has published a long-awaited update to its official Renewable Energy Roadmap, which details how it expects the clean energy sector to rapidly expand over the next eight years. The original Renewables Roadmap published in 2011 caused dismay across the renewables sector as it omitted solar technologies, which the Department of Energy & Climate […]

Improved Solartwin aesthetics

December 14, 2012

Solartwin is an incredibly simple and reliable solar thermal system. It boasts innovations including solar pv powered pumps and controls, silicone rubber pipes that do not require antifreeze, no scheduled annual maintenance and 1 day installation. The slimline lightweight collector, with glazing bar, gives a similar appearance to a roof light from afar. However, as […]

Genfit acquires Solartwin website

November 8, 2012

Renewable energy news UK. Following the sad news of Solar Twin Ltd ceasing to trade on 31st July 2012, we are pleased to announce that solartwin.com has been purchased by Genfit.   Genfit is not new to Solartwin as its directors and management are former employees! Dave Houston  – Managing Director. Dave was Contracts Manager […]

Renewable Energy Conduct Regulator REAL Code to answer misconduct (!) incompetence and insolvency claims in High Court to Solar Company.

July 6, 2012

Company Director and Magistrate, John Oddi is so fed up with the governance of the UK solar industry that he has taken one of its regulators to the High Court! Which regulator? The funny thing is that the regulator is the REAL Code. Funny because a conduct regulator is having its conduct challenged. REAL is […]

Dear Solar Ponderer… (Or: Why NOW Is Decision Time!)

June 26, 2012

UK solar news: Huge 33% solar PV grants cuts after July! Act now. Plus some other solar news. Dear Solar Ponderer, Please think twice about solar, today… With only a month to go, you may like to know that we have trimmed our solar PV prices again! And now really is decision time. Why? It […]

Clueless UK Advertising Regulator yet again blocks new reasonable renewable energy claims.

June 25, 2012

Can anyone in UK say “Solar goes further than carbon breakeven?” Sadly, no. Of course this statement is usually true. The “no” comes from UK’s clueless experts: UK’s advertising regulators ASA/CAP. Britain’s “Ignorant, Arrogant, Market-rigging and Blundering” advertising regulators ASA/CAP are straying far beyond their area of competence, with seriously damaging impacts on the UK […]

UK State Censorship: Embarassed British Government Regulator orders broad censorship by Solartwin.

June 18, 2012

Stop state-backed censorship in UK. Please lobby your MP. Please support freedom of expression! Transparency is needed for good governance. “Multi-media blackout v threat of commercial damage.”   An increasingly desperate, secretive UK government regulator called DECC-MCS has decided to teach us a lesson in conformity and to openly hold the survival of Solartwin as a […]

Solar Water Heating Panels at Holyrood written off because of Legionnaires’ disease

June 8, 2012

Solar Water Heating Panels at the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland, are written off for safety reasons. Last updated with UK-FoI information (appended) on 9 July 2012 PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING AN INBOUND PHONE CALL TO MY MOBILE ON 1100H SATURDAY 9 JUNE 2012 THAT THIS STORY IS UNDER VIGOROUS DISPUTE BY AES SOLAR, WHO TOTALLY […]

Solartwin meet to discuss the retarded progress of British solar thermal innovation with Chester MP, Stephen Mosley.

June 1, 2012

Solar Innovation News UK. 1 June 2012. How influential innovation stuffers stuff British solar innovation. Solar innovator, Barry Johnston, Managing Director of Solar Twin Ltd met with fellow scientist and Chester MP, Stephen Mosley, today for half an hour to discuss the continued boycott of British solar thermal innovation. A summary of the state of […]

Solar News: 1 June 2012. Northern Ireland gets £20 better solar heating grants than EWS.

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme of Northern Ireland (RHPP NI). £320 grants for solar water heating available NOW for homes of nearly all kinds! Call us now. Purpose of the RHPP NI. To help domestic householders funds renewable technologies to heat their homes. Here is the official DETI RHPP NI site. Who can apply […]

UK Social Homes RHPP Competition has £10M Funds Available for Renewable Heating Projects

May 28, 2012

The UK government has announced yet another green energy subsidy gimmick for housing associations. But because it is worth ten million pounds, it really is worth reading up about it. Called  the “Renewable Heat Premium Payment for Social Housing”, this new pot of money funds renewable heating in social homes if they install one or […]

BUY SOLAR PV NOW! Because DECC announce new mean & lean solar PV FIT subsidy regime for UK.

May 24, 2012

Solar News: 24 May 2012. Solar PV cuts clarified. Here is the latest DECC page on them. Here is our summary. New nine weeks of solar PV gold rush expected to happen between today and 1 August because of… 5 pence Solar PV FIT tariff cut: from 21p to 16p per kWh. 5 year reduction […]

Try a DOUBLE solar installation: solar PV and solar water heating!

May 23, 2012

The best kind of solar installation is a DOUBLE one: solar electricity (with the 21p PV FIT subsidy index linked for 25 years) generating electricity when the sun shines plus solar hot water (with a £300 RHPP installations subsidy) heating your water so you use even less energy and enjoy “sunshowers”. At Solartwin, we do […]

Solar PV cuts deadline extends 1 month, now to 1 August, er, probably.

May 22, 2012

Policy by Twitter is the way the UK government is moving. Looking at recent tweets by UK Government Minister Greg Barker, It appears that the solar PV cut deadline is now 1 August rather than 1 June. So catch your 21p solar PV FIT while it lasts! Ten weeks are better than six.

UK Solar Innovation Boycott Update: Appeal to the Solar Trade Association to Reinstate us as Members.

BANG! Shoot the Messenger. The poor old Solar Trade Association in UK have unfortunately landed themselves in a hot pickle jar. First they let some influential members get away with boycotting Solartwin all over the place. Then they repeatedly ignored our formal requests that those naughty big members should be required to behave properly. They […]

Fears that solar PV is no longer viable are wholly misplaced.

May 14, 2012

UK solar news: 14 May 2012. All 4 UK industry associations representing UK solar power join today to clarify good returns for householders. Fears that solar PV is no longer viable are wholly misplaced. Edited copy of joint industry statement follows. The British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA), the Micropower Council (MPC) the Renewable Energy Association (REA) […]

Please lobby to STOP solar heating market rigging! Here’s how.

May 11, 2012

Open letter to everyone interested in supporting UK innovation. Please sign the “Support Solar Innovation” petition here. Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution. We should not strangle green revolution at birth. Please forgive me for writing to you, but, to be blunt, our great British innovation business needs your support. British solar heating […]

BSI: maker of standards which facilitate innovation OR innovation shooting lodge? Chris Laughton profile.

May 9, 2012

News: Solar heating market sleaze update. BSI seek to smash up Solartwin and several other solar innovations in breach of their own pro-innovation rules. 9 May 2012. The rudderless British Standards Institution (BSI) is now proposing to stuff solar innovation in UK with a new “code of practice” standard (which is not a code but […]

APPLY NOW. £300 RHPP UK subsidy for solar water heating NOW AVAILABLE.

May 1, 2012

UK solar grants news update 1 May 2012. Solar Thermal (Solar Water Heating) Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP). Some good solar news that the RHPP application process is now live. Background to the RHPP on the EST website. How to actually apply online for my £300 RHPP solar subsidy payment. Please tell everyone! No news […]

The Solartwin Story. The Solar Trade Association have kicked us out in retaliation for exposing misconduct by STA members and sending them a bill for damages.

What on earth has happened? The Solartwin Story is all about a multi-stranded boycott of an amazing but very disruptive technology. Back in the 1990’s, while working as a freelance science and technology journalist I featured Kerr MacGregor’s amazing freeze tolerant solar panel patent on BBC Radio 4’s “You and Yours” consumer  programme. It could […]

News: 190 UK solar PV companies responded to a survey about the state of the solar sector in the UK. The results are alarming:

Stop July Solar PV FIT Cuts. Rebalance the UK Solar Panel Market. Give solar water heating much more support: so it gets the same payback time as PV. 190 UK solar PV companies responded to a nationwide survey about the state of the solar sector in the UK. The results are alarming: They had reduced […]

Solar Quotes – LOWER solar PV panel prices than EVER before – from Solartwin!

April 24, 2012

Discount solar panels for solar PV installations across UK! Thanks to new solar discounts by our valued suppliers and installers, we have been able to cut our solar PV prices again. The reductions on solar PV equipment prices (Solar modules, solar panel mountings, PV inverters etc) are partly due to currency fluctuations so if Sterling […]

EPC Solar PV requirements. Energy Performance Certificates – what are EPC’s?

April 11, 2012

EPC and solar PV. Energy Performance Certificates – what they are… Where can I perform “what new EPC rating do I get if I install solar PV” calculations? Will I get level D? The answer is “quite often” but not always. This is an edited extract from the yougov website. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) say […]



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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Released

Solar Thermal has got the great government funding through the Domestic RHI which it deserves! Solartwin Solar Thermal panels have just become not only a cost cutting and very green option to heat your water but now you will receive additional funding too! The Domestic RHI rates – Released April 2014 Ofgem have produced a […]

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Notice to Solartwin customers – Letter’s from Stenfield & Co

A number of Solar Twin Ltd customers have been in touch this week to query a letter they have received from legal firm Stenfield & Co. The content relates to Solar Twin Ltd’s liquidation, and claims that customers “undoubtedly paid more than you should have and it is highly likely that you will have been […]

Read More | Archives

Renewable Heat Incentive Updated – Solar Thermal to have Heavy Support

The Government have today released the Renewable Heat Incentive: The first step to transforming the way we heat our homes. If you are looking to buy a SolarTwin System contact Genfit. “the scheme will be open to anyone in these groups who installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009” so if you have a […]

Read More | Archives

DECC announce they are doubling the RHPP grant for solar thermal from £300 to £600

Solar Thermal Panels Receive Huge Renewable Heat Premium Payment Solar Thermal has received a huge boost, it’s a great time to buy a Solartwin Product. Greg Barker tweeted about the scheme – Big uplift for #RHPP Vouchers to put a shot in the arm of the market ahead of full Domestic #RHI tinyurl.com/ktxz3o2 — Greg […]

Read More | Archives

Solartwin DIY reviews

SolarTwin Reviews from Reviewcentre “Review Centre is a community of real people, just like you, sharing their product and service experiences. Our community of reviewers are a passionate bunch who want to help you discover what’s right for you.” (Review Centre) We are well rated on review centre, this shows the excellent product quality of […]

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